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Bears Discover Fire and Other Stories has ratings and 74 reviews. Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ said: Review (just for the title story) first posted on Fanta. Bisson has described “Bears Discover Fire” as being about exactly what the title says. This is not true. The narrator, his brother and his nephew suffer a flat tyre. Bears Discover Fire and Other Stories [Terry Bisson] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Bears Discover Fire is the first short story collection .

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They just held the torches, whether out of curiosity or helpfulness, there was no way of knowing. I found it pleasant to sit and stare into the fire. Worth checking out if you want a bit more heart in your fantasy and science fiction.

It’s been a long time since I’ve read short stories, and I had somehow forgotten what a joy it is to read a short, discovrr, high-density story that explores deeply and almost abruptly a concept, an idea, or a possibility. I would have to keep paying for her care until she was officially listed as Missing, which would be Monday. Discovver when I turned to find the lug nuts, I was surprised to see that the flashlight the boy was holding was dead.

While a decent tale, I was not as impressed by the Hugo Award winning title story and am not sure why it is so highly regarded.

Oct 20, Ghia M rated it really liked it. The troopers were sniffing the air and nodding.

This set of short stories makes me wonder if the author was working on a Philip K. The first few feet into the trees it was pitch black and the boy grabbed my hand. I went back two nights later, after the funeral. During the course of the story, people find out that bears have indeed discovered fire.

It went back on. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I told the boy to wait by the phone in case the Sheriff called, but when I looked back, halfway across the field, there he was behind me. On the plus side, I liked his prose, but I don’t think I’ll try any of his other books since this one annoyed me so much.

The light went out again, then came back better than ever as I was fitting the spare over the lugs. Then it got lighter. Obviously others enjoyed it more: After the supper dishes were done I took the boy out behind the house and down to our fence. Probably they look for water as well as wood. Sometimes death will do that, especially at dawn, with the police around and the grass wet, even when it comes as a friend.

Bears Discover Fire is the first short story collection by the most acclaimed science fiction author of the decade, author of such brilliant novels as Talking Man and Voyage to the Red Planet. Then, I looked out the back door, and saw the firelight twinkling through the trees across the northbound lane of I, and realized I just might know where to find her.

They did okay at tending it, though. Terry Bisson Terry Bisson is a science fiction writer who lives in California. Take the story the collection gathers it’s name from, “Bears Discover Fire. It’s a gentle tale of how a phlegmatic fellow deals with problems and surprises, while most around him act with an absence of empathy or wisdom.

After we put her in, I put my arms around the boy. It’s a gentle tale of how a This set of short stories makes me wonder if the author was working on a Philip K. But if you know fier to mount and fix tires yourself, you can pick them up for almost nothing. People were seeing bears all over the state, and in Virginia as well.

Bears Discover Fire

Two state troopers were right behind him. The most famous of her paintings is a nude of one of the guys from the future. He was wearing a white shirt, and I realized it was Sunday morning. She pointed up toward the canopy of trees, where a light was spreading, and then pointed bearrs herself. Median wood has a silvery cast, like driftwood. Bobby and his family have several encounters with the bears as the story goes on. Bisson has described “Bears Discover Fire” as being about exactly what the title says.

I fished the lug nuts out of the hubcap and spun them on. His website gives a good feel for the man. We found her sitting on the concrete front porch of the Home, watching the cars go by on I It is not principally about bears discovering fire. If I’d married and had kids, he’s the kind I’d have wanted. In disccover Virginia, according to Good Morning America, the bears were keeping their fires going all day long.

My very favorite kind of short story, what is now sometimes called slipstream.

Over Flat Mountain In which a trucker and a hitchhiker cross up and over the eighteen-mile-high flat topped mountain that has uplifted where the Appalachians once were.